Date and Time : 13th January 2023, 6:45 PM (Local)
Venue : Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Dubai Capitals will look to start the new campaign afresh and then build upon. It is only the first match and they will take confidence from it in coming games.
DC have talented batters in it’s lineup and will aim to assist the bowling by piling up totals. In terms of their bowling they will look to restrict.
Coach Phil Simmons will have the strategy in mind and players will have to execute.
On the other hand, Abu Dhabi Knight Riders will too be having ambitions of their own to fulfil this season as they will look to play quality cricket. Their next game is against the Gulf Giants.
ADKR batsman will look to exploit the conditions in their favour. Bowling wise they have the options and bowlers will look to do a job.
Head coach Abhishek Nayar will get his men underway in a new campaign.
For the wicket, it will be a balanced one.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
Dubai Capitals XI : Powell (C), H. Zazai, Uthappa, Suri, Root, Raza, Fabian Allen, Udana, Dickwella, Klaassen, M. Ur Rahman.
Abu Dhabi Knight Riders XI : Ingram, Stirling, Russell, Reifer, Narine (C), Kennar Lewis, Akeal Hosein, Rampaul, M. Khan, S. Ali, M. de Lange.
I think Dubai Capitals will have the home advantage as they will look to pile on the pressure on the ADKR side. A fierce contest but to be won by the home side in the end I think.